The rhizomes of this plant contains glycyrrhizin (a substance that is a mixture of potassium and calcium salts of glycyrrhizic acid tribasic). Also in the licorice revealed the presence of flavonoids, steroid, estriol, ascorbic acid, and gum, resin, volatile oil and asparagine. Flavonoids a versatile effect on the body, exerting antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and healing effect.
Syrup of licorice root has the same medicinal properties as the root. It has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory effect, accelerating the healing of various ulcers and showing an antimicrobial effect against staphylococci. Prepare the licorice syrup as follows: take 4 grams of licorice root extract, mix it with 80 grams of granulated sugar and add 10 milliliters of alcohol. Store the thus obtained medium in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Take the syrup for 5 – 10 ml, diluting with 200 milliliters of water or tea 3 times a day after eating.
Because during pregnancy the female body is very prone to various germs and infections there is a marked decline in immunity. To prevent the negative effects are assigned to the various funds on a natural basis. Licorice is one of the most useful plants that can protect the body from diseases, but in the period of carrying a child it is only after the doctor appointment.
During pregnancy licorice root can harm, due to the fact that can change water-salt balance and cause unwanted swelling, to increase hormonal activity and increase blood pressure. Accept it only when all other means are ineffective, but for use it should be diluted with water. It must be remembered that syrup of licorice root should not be taken together with drugs for heart failure and for lowering blood pressure and has a diuretic effect, because it may have an arrhythmia, myopathy or muscle atrophy. It is important not to exceed dosage. If usually adults appoint 1 – 2 tablespoons 3 to 4 times a day after meals pregnant women the dose should be reduced by half and diluted with 200 ml of cold boiled water.
Licorice root maintains the beauty and youthfulness of the body, prolongs life and well increases the body's resistance to infections. This herbal product significantly reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood, adjusts endocrine system, strengthens the immune system, tones and exhibits properties of an antidepressant. Its correct use by pregnant women will lead to positive treatment results, only it is necessary to consult with your doctor.